Italy Signs €30 Mn Agreement With Myanmar to Fund Electrification Programme

As a part of the agreement signed between the two countries, Italy has approved Euro 30 million soft loan agreement. Italy has extended its help for the World Bank-funded national electrification programme in Myanmar that is expected to bring half a million people in the country energy access. As a part of the agreement signed between […]

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100% Electrification in 25 States: RK Singh

Now, only about 10.48 Lakh households are left to be electrified in 4 States, Assam, Rajasthan, Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh. By the end of 2018, India has achieved 100% electrification in households in 25 states, The Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh said. Now, only about 10.48 Lakh households are […]

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Uttar Pradesh to be 100% Electrified by December 31

UP is among one of the states which still has a large chunk of the population yet to get an electricity connection under the Saubhagya scheme. Uttar Pradesh is all set to provide electricity to the entire population of the state, Uttar Pradesh power minister Srikant Sharma said. UP is among one of the states […]

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Piyush Goyal Gets Top Prize in Energy Policy

As former Minister of Power and Renewables, Goyal fast-tracked the electrification of 18,000 remote villages in India—bridging the country’s vast energy divide. The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy bestowed its highest award ‘Carnot Prize’ to Piyush Goyal, India’s former Minister of Power and Renewables and current Minister of Railways and Coal. As former Minister of […]

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Bangladesh, World Bank Ink $55 Mn Pact to Expand Renewable Energy Usage in Rural Areas

The additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED II) Project will install 1,000 solar irrigation pumps, 30 solar mini-grids, and about 4 million improved cookstoves in rural areas. In order to expand renewable energy usage in rural areas, the Bangladesh government has inked a USD 55 million financing pact with the World […]

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Freyr Energy Bags Award for Rural Electrification in Tribal Areas from C&I Ministry

The company has bagged the award for its exemplary work done in electrification through 50 solar microgrids for tribal habitations in Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad-based solar EPC company Freyr Energy has secured the Smart Village award at the 4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo by ITPO – Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The […]

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Small African Nations Eye Indian Support via ISA

With only 70 per cent electrification in urban area and 15 per cent in rural areas, there were huge business opportunities for solar companies in Gambia, said Jainaba Jagne Gambian Ambassador. In order to build up solar capacity to tackle climate change small African nations, which have or are yet to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA), […]

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World Bank’s Baffling Figures Reveal 85% of India Electrified

India has provided electricity to 30 million people each year between 2010 and 2016, World Bank has said, adding that it is more than any other country in the world. Lauding India on its latest report, World Bank noted that India is doing ‘extremely well’ on electrifying major portion of the country. Now, nearly 85 […]

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